Henry Co. reserve sheriff's deputy accused of impersonation

Published: Oct. 14, 2015 at 4:51 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2015 at 4:51 PM CDT
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HENRY CO., AL (WSFA) - Twenty-two-year-old Charlea Shelley is facing felony charges for allegedly impersonating a peace officer in Henry County.

There have been a rash of incidents in the region, but authorities believe this suspect is only connected to one case.

Police say the suspect was a reserve officer who had been working with the Henry County Sheriff's Office for about two weeks.

Officials with the sheriff's office say Shelley used police lights to pull over a woman on Country Road 49 near Headland.

Reserve officers are only supposed to assist certified officers in the performance of their duties.

The sheriff's office is also investigating a similar incident on Country Road 99.

"He's just a kid who made a bad choice. He's just 22 years old. It's just one of those things he shouldn't have done, and he knows that now," said Henry County Sheriff William Maddox.

Shelley is being held on a $3,000 bond in the Henry County Jail.

Authorities in Slocomb and Eufaula are investigating two other police impersonation incidents.

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